During a two-year Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study, 14 percent of veterans interviewed reported having suicidal thinking at some point during the study. The finding is based on a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 U.S. Veterans who were surveyed twice as part of the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. Each time, the veterans were asked whether they had experienced suicidal thoughts in the past two weeks. They answered a host of other questions as well, enabling the researchers to obtain insights about factors associated with suicidal thinking. An abstract of the study is available here. The study is scheduled for publication in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders. For more information, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development website.
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